Barbara Bush does not want her son Jeb to run for president

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
Yahoo News

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the son and brother of former presidents, should not seek the White House too, his mother said in a newly released interview.

"There's no question in my mind that Jeb is the most qualified person to run for president, but I hope he won't," former first lady Barbara Bush said in an interview for C-SPAN's series on the wives of presidents. "Because I think he'll get all my enemies, all his brother's. And there are other families. I refuse to accept that this great country isn't raising other wonderful people."

Barbara Bush is the wife of former President George H.W. Bush, who served as president from 1989-1993, and the mother of former President George W. Bush, who was president from 2001-2009.

Two possible presidential candidates for the next election in 2016 — Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton — have ties to past presidents. (Neither has announced formal plans to run.)

In her C-SPAN interview, Barbara Bush said the position would be better left to another family.

"The Kennedys, the Clintons, the Bushes, there's just more families than that," she said.

After C-SPAN posted the interview, Jeb Bush sent this tweet: